Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and 24 other Senate colleagues in cosponsoring a bill to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by creating a monument to her in the halls of the United States Capitol building.
“Justice Ginsburg was a real-life heroine to so many Americans. During her long career, she was a keen legal mind, a law professor, an activist for women’s rights, a ground-breaking judge, and late in life, a popular icon. Her story has inspired people around the country to find new ways to contribute to their communities, and that’s why I am so glad to cosponsor this legislation to bring a monument honoring her to the Capitol, where thousands of visitors from America and around the world can be reminded of her legacy.”
The Senators’ bill mandates that the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library (JCL), in consultation with the Rules Committee, enter into an agreement to obtain a monument that honors Justice Ginsburg within two years of the enactment of the bill. In honoring Justice Ginsburg’s legacy, the bill requires the JCL to make the announcement available to and consider artists from underrepresented demographic groups.